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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8606
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's...

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture..

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Glories of Renaissance Tour: Michelangelo and Donatello

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A Delightful Museum to Visit

This is one of my favorite museums in the world, and I return to it yearly. It has so many priceless artworks, that it is a wonder that one can find that many in just one place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite museums in the world, and I return to it yearly. It has so many priceless artworks, that it is a wonder that one can find that many in just one place. There are numerous exhibits of masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, such as sculptures from Donatello, Michelangelo, Giambologna, Benvenuto Cellini, and so many others.... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So few of the poeple I know have visited the Bargello. GREAT PITY- easy to get to... between Uffizi and Santa Croche. Would be amazing EMPTY... former HQ of secret police, a very impressive fortress. Wonderful sculpture, including a "David", for which the model may have been a 19 year old Leonardo from Vinci. But that's not all by a... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting spot and much less crowded than the Ufizzi or the Academy. Nice places to grab a gelato or quick bite nearby. Enjoy the locals and the tourists while you people watch.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Wonderful sculptures, paintings and artifacts in an uncrowded atmosphere. It is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yeah, that may sound like a bit of hyperbole, but this is a special museum, yet there's not nearly as many people that come here than the other big named museums. My favorite sculpture, except maybe for Michelangelo's David, is Donatello's David, but here it sits, so close that you could touch it (I advise you don't do that, however,... More 

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited the Bargello and loved every minute. This is a sculpture museum located near the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The "David" sculpture by Donatello is here and it was thrilling for me to see it in person! Created for the Medici family, it is said to be the first free standing sculpture since the Greco-Roman era. It is also quite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

With all the museums in Florence, it might be easy to miss the Bargello but don't; it's worth the visit. It doesn't have the crowds of folks that the other big museums have but has some wonderful art. Plenty of sculptures. A good place to have a relaxing visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were in Florence for only a few days, and happened upon the Ai Weiwei exhibit here----it is truly spectacular and thought-provoking in varied ways. Definitely worth a visit!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

An atmospheric setting to house many of Florence's sculptures. This museum used to be the location of public executions so pretty creepy in the main courtyard. The ground floor and first floor contain the sculptures. The second floor contains small sculptures, pottery, and items from war. In my opinion not the best museum. In Florence but probably worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Not Michelangelo's, but Donatello's David (2 of them!) and the original common plaques for the Baptistry doors (Ghiberti & Brunelleschi), and Michelangelo and much more. Gotta go!

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